(WSPA) – The Food and Drug Administration says there’s an EpiPen shortage.
The agency declared the shortage Wednesday, saying there were supply disruptions.
Patients who need the life-saving medicine may have to look harder or turn to a different brand.
Dr. Emmanuel Sarmiento, an allergy and immunology specialist in Greenville, says some patients are already calling him with concerns.
The shortage comes at a time when more people are outdoors enjoying the spring weather.
Dr. Sarmiento prescribes an adrenaline or epinephrine in the form of EpiPen, Adrenacklick, or Auvi-Q for severely allergic patients to carry at all times.
Dr. Sarmiento says there’s still plenty of AUVI-Q.
An alternative is to pre-draw epinephrine in a syringe to have for emergencies.